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Team News
Long Service Award 20th February 2015 Friday marked a very special occasion for the team, Richard “Leggy” Legg’s official award ceremony for twenty years’ continuous service with the Wyke Coastguard Response...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 21st Apr 2015
Challenge Weymouth 14th September 2014 It was autumn 2013 when Mark Fagg, the Station Officer for Wyke Regis Coastguard Rescue team, recklessly announced his intention to participate in the Challenge...read more
Added by: Malcolm Wright - 21st Oct 2014
A quick update on former team member Malcolm Wright. On 18th July Malcolm attended Windsor Castle. Malcolm, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List received his...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 04th Aug 2014
Wessex FM Local Hero Awards 20th June 2014 On the 20th June four members of the Wyke CRT were honoured to accept the Wessex FM Local Hero Services Award, on behalf...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 06th Jul 2014
Former team member Malcolm Wright will celebrate the New Year this evening knowing he is on the New Years honors list. He receives an MBE for 40 years service to...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 31st Dec 2013
Former Station Officer Malcolm Wright and the current Station Officer, Mark Fagg both received long service awards on the evening of 15th November. Mark 20 years and Malcolm a second...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 25th Nov 2013
Congratulations Malcolm on 40 years of service in HM Coastguard today Having only served 20 years I do not feel qualified to comment on Malcolms 40 years of service in...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 24th Oct 2013
Latest 5 Callouts
Icon showing Other Incident  #079 / 2019
18th August 2019 - 18:08
Having just re-stowed our equipment the team were re-tasked to assist Police with an incident on Portland. We joined our colleagues from Portland Bill CRT. The casualty was treated on scene by SWAST.
Icon showing Cliff Rescue Kayakers  #078 / 2019
18th August 2019 - 13:58
The full team was paged at 13:59 to reports of two kayakers who had become trapped on a beach near to the White Nothe, beaching due to the strong winds and high seas. Weymouth Lifeboat ILB was also tasked to the incident and asked to assess the possibility of extraction via sea. As the location boardered our flank team, Lulworth CRT were tasked to assist.

Upon arrival, the OIC spoke with Weymouth Lifeboat ILB and asked if extraction via sea was possible. Due to the sea state the method was deemed to risky and extraction via rope was decided as the safest method. A final assessment of the casualty location was made, and a route down the cliffs was chosen, as the casualties were approximately 200 meters on the beach below. As further resources were required, both Kimmeridge and St. Alban CRT were requested to assist.

With both further teams en route, the Wyke and Lulworth teams set up the rope rescue equipment, sending a technician down to the casualties on the beach below. When with the casualties it was discovered they had no footwear, so cliff extraction would be dangerous over the loose rocks and dense undergrowth. When joined by the Kimmeridge and St. Alban’s teams, a second rope rescue setup was constructed and a second technician sent down with spare footwear to allow safe recovery.

Shortly after, both casualties and technicians proceeded to be recovered in turn using the teams winch, the final casualty arriving at cliff top at around 18:00. Both casualties were then placed into the warm Coastguard vehicles and assessed for any first aid requirements.

All teams then broke down their equipment and prepared for a debrief. At this point the Wyke Team were re-tasked to an incident with our other flank team, Portland Bill CRT, and left to assist.
Icon showing Marine Kite surfer  #077 / 2019
17th August 2019 - 14:09
Paged this afternoon to reports of a kite surfer in difficulties in Portland harbour. The team met the first informant who pointed out the casualty. The FI had also called the Sailing Academy who dispatched one of their RHIBS to go snd retrieve the casualty and his equipment. We met them and with no medical attention required we stood down.
Icon showing Search Paddle boarder  #076 / 2019
16th August 2019 - 11:20
We were tasked at 1120 to investigate a paddleboarder reported to be in difficulties. The paddle boarder had correctly reported his intentions to the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) on 02392552120. (The old local number of 01305 760439 still works too). We rang the paddle boarder and he not only confirmed he was safe but also had been in the location reported by the first informant. With this information we were happy that nobody was in distress.
We would like to thank the first informant for dialing 999 and asking for the Coastguard. On this occasion all was well and a combination of the paddle boarder following correct procedure and our local knowledge brought this incident to a very quick conculsion.
Icon showing Other Kite surfer  #075 / 2019
14th August 2019 - 16:21
Wyke were paged this afternoon to carry out a welfare check on a kite surfer recovered to the beach at Billy Winters. One of our team members went direct to scene and spoke to the casualty just before he left in persuit of his kite which was still at large in Ptld Hrb. With no medical care required the team met the casualty at Castle Cove Sailing club and arranged for the clubs ferry to retrieve the kite which had got caught on a yacht.
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